Ten TransAsian airline pilots grounded for failing oral test

Published on : Thursday, February 12, 2015

transasia-plane_3187308c-300x187TransAsia airline, that crashed recently has grounded ten pilots for failing an oral flight test.


The pilots that failed will have to undergo retraining before they are allowed to fly again.


Each pilot flies for 6,900 hours and since this is not an insignificant number they have to be really good before they take up commercial flying.

The last victim in the crash has yet to be traced from the Flight GE235 that crashed in the Taiwanese river killing at least 42 people.

The 39 pilots who passed the first test will have to undergo a simulator test failing which they will have to undergo training again.

No pilots will be assigned duties unless they have cleared all tests.


There are 19 pilots who still await any kind of test.

The testing was recommended by Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration for pilots at the controls of ATR turboprop aircraft, the type involved in the February 4 crash.

Rescue workers have retrieved two bodies from 600 meters downriver near the crash site. One more body is yet to be found.


The death toll has officially risen to 42.

Bodies were found strapped in their seats. The rescue team consists of fifty one search boats, three helicopters and 450 people searching for passengers.

TransAsia Flight GE235 crashed minutes after takeoff when the pilot struggled to correct problems in both engines according to the preliminary investigations of the Taiwan’s Aviation Safety Council.

Cars on a nearby highway captured the incident in their dash cam video showing that the plane turned sharply left before the wings hit the overpass and plummeted into the river.

The Taiwanese Aviation authority has ordered special checks on all its 72 fleets of local carriers.

This is the second crash reported by a TansAsian flight since last July when an ATR 72 crashed attempting to land in the Pengu Island of Taiwan and lost control due to bad weather. 48 people died in the crash.


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